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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Construction

All time
# Motorway
Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley
The 450m-long bridge was to be part of a motorway connecting to the city of Villavicencio to Bogotá.
# Tipperary
Construction workers had to live in terrible conditions, court hears
20 workers allege they were underpaid while working for Portuguese companies hired to build a section of the N7.
# North to South
Construction of motorway to connect Dublin to Derry to begin this year
The project is the biggest road project ever undertaken in Northern Ireland.
# santa's workshop
Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities
The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.
# Housing
No need for parking spaces and more apartments per floor allowed in complexes under new draft guidelines
The Housing Department today published new draft guidelines around apartment developments.
# brick by brick
Back booming: Almost 3,000 building apprentices predicted for this year
There were 650 construction apprenticeships in 2010 – that rose to 2,271 last year.
# Moore Street
'Customers find it impossible to get here': FX Buckley butcher says Luas works forced him to downsize
Buckley pins the drop in footfall on Moore Street to the Luas Cross City works.
# Our Lady's Grove
Safety concerns raised as construction vehicle topples over beside school grounds
Part of the land owned by Our Lady’s Grove in Dublin was sold to developers.
# investment plan
UCC €350 million investment plan to create more than 500 construction jobs over next five years
The strategic plan 2017 – 2022 aims to expand the campus by 20%.
# South Dublin
Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council
Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.
# Housing Crisis
'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders
Barry Cowen TD thinks the proposal will stimulate construction.
# Makeover
The Guinness Storehouse will spend millions to double the size of its rooftop bar
Ireland’s most-attended tourist attraction is getting a €16 million overhaul.
# up to date
Here's the current status of the eight new garda stations set to be built by 2021
No new construction has begun since 2015 when it began at three stations.
# Green Light
New children's hospital will be the length of Grafton Street and as big as Dundrum Shopping Centre
The new children’s hospital will cost over €1 billion and will open in 2021.
# berkeley tragedy
'If this balcony had been built as designed, this would not have happened'
California’s licencing board said that Segue Construction failed to follow building plans during construction.
# Harold's Cross
Plans to build over 100 apartments in south Dublin have been shot down
The council said that the plan from a well-known developer would overshadow existing properties.
# Development
Cork set to get new €25 million office space that will accommodate 450 new jobs
The project would also sustain 125 construction jobs.
# boom is back
A boom in construction could lead to the economy overheating
A new report forecasts GDP growth of 3.8% this year.
# Pyrite
'Our home is crumbling into the ground': Family in Mayo forced to abandon house
Thousands of houses around the country are affected by pyrite and mica.
# Housing Crisis
Over €200 million invested by EU bank to build 1,400 new social houses here
Over 700 houses are also to be renovated under the scheme.
# like hot cakes
Dozens of Dublin homes snapped up before building work starts
Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes is working on a new project with Nama.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Richard Bruton right to say housing starts are on the rise?
The Education Minister made the claim during Leaders Questions last week – our readers asked for it to be tested.
# cranes in the sky
2016 was a good year for jobs, with a jump in construction roles
However, businesses have been warned to prepare for the potential consequences of Brexit.
# Ballyfermot
Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site
A local councillor said he hoped this would not stop the progress of building 72 social housing units.
# Redevelopment
A new 'compact luxury hotel' could be squeezed into the old Andrew's Lane Theatre site
Planning permission has been submitted for the 155 bedroom hotel.
# Co Longford
Construction of €233 million Center Parcs project to begin later this month
Work on the public perimeter footpath is expected to commence later this month and will be completed in spring 2017.
# high way
Dizzying timelapse shows clouds move beneath the world's tallest bridge
The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres above the river below.
# Economy
More than 2 million people are now working in Ireland, for the first time since 2009
There are 56,000 more people at work now than a year previously – a 2.9% rise, bringing total employment in the country to 2,014,900.
# Bruff
Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia
The company behind the development said it will “change the face of dementia care in Ireland”.
# we shall rebuild
'Dublin's ugliest building' is going to be knocked down and turned into this
Both Hawkins House and Apollo House are coming down.
# Red line offline
Luas red line user? Your usual stop might be closed off this summer
A temporary bus service will be in place due to Luas Cross City construction.
# St James's Hospital
The new national children's hospital is go... but not everyone is happy about it
Construction is set to begin this summer. The decision has been described as “a giant step forward for children’s healthcare in ireland”.
# Office space
There are some VERY impressive office buildings under construction in Dublin right now...
The 35 office buildings in development are enough to accommodate 30,000 workers. Yet office space is still at a premium in the city…
# gender imbalance
Women urged to apply for construction courses to help "critical" graduate shortage
It is claimed that there will be a “substantial” lack of graduates in building-related sectors
# building up
Nama is putting €1.9 billion into building in Dublin's Docklands
And €5.6 billion into building loads of houses.
# cold comfort
Why a two-year rent freeze could do a lot more harm than good
The government’s rent-control measures were announced last week.
# fine margins
There's no money in sports stadia, says major contractor
But when you’re talking about a stadium worth close to a billion dollars, the small margins are a big chunk of change.
Construction site to delivery room: How I became one of Ireland's few male midwives
Dan Oakes worked as a project manager building skyscrapers. But when the bust came along, he decided to retrain as a midwife.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland's cities go high-rise?
A huge development is planned for Dublin’s Docklands.